Looking for a way to beat the heat, or an inexpensive family outing this weekend? Attending McMinnville’s Silver and Gold Band’s Summer Concert could sure be a step in the right direction – and it’s free.
This Sunday, June 8, the Silver and Gold Band will perform at McMinnville’s First Baptist Church on North Spring Street at 3 p.m. with a concert of religious and secular selections. In addition to the Silver and Gold Band’s performance, its Brass Quartet will also perform, as well as a violin/ piano duet featuring Randy Walton and Tiffany Fountain.
Silver and Gold director Mike Chilcutt has not been actively directing the band for the last couple of months due to shoulder surgery so the concert will feature three guest conductors, all members of the band and all former band directors.
Leading off is Bob Simonds, whose career includes directing bands in both Vermont and Alabama, followed by Chuck Moore, and Jim Sabia. Jim directed bands in Cannon, Warren, Rutherford, and Grundy counties. Chilcutt will lend his help by playing baritone. This concert is sponsored by Security Federal Savings Bank.
The Silver and Gold Band is reported to be the oldest continuously operating community band in Tennessee, tracing its beginnings to the 1800s. It is composed of 30 plus area musicians playing woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments. The band can be heard playing marches, Broadway tunes, waltzes and jazz numbers for patriotic celebrations, festivals, county fairs, and Christmas programs.
Any interested musicians are invited to attend Monday night practices. For additional information, call 473-3856 or visit www.silverandgoldband.com or Facebook at Silver and Gold Band McMinnville.